Holding status with hotel loyalty programs is hard especially if you don’t travel for business. Even with my previous job, I knew I wouldn’t be staying enough nights at Hilton properties to make Gold so I started looking for ways to get it without much work. I was looking to get status with the Honors […]
Some guy's definition: Travel hacking is the art of collecting frequent flyer miles and points to travel for free.
Now travel hacking isn't limited to just collecting points nor is it about travelling completely for free. My version of travel hacking is all about being travel savvy and being to take advantage known or unknown deals, workarounds, "hacks", and sometimes loopholes to come out on top and travel better (whether that means cheaper, longer, or happier).
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Whether you’re travelling within the US or passing through, there’s a high probability that you’ll be going through one of the world’s biggest hubs, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). What’s the first thing you do when you land in an airport these days? You look for wifi of course! I imagine you’re feeling the exact […]
You don’t have to be a jetsetter to collect a lot of frequent flyer points. In fact, they key to building up a nice cachet of points is by signing up for and using the right credit cards. The question of course most people have though is, “what credit card should I sign up for?” […]
Everyone wants to be a travel hacker but for a seasoned traveller, it’s not always entirely clear how the heck these travel hackers do their thing. If you’re like me, you’re tuned onto the fact that points are key and credit cards are a big way to build up your cache fast. Collecting points is only […]
When you think of where celebrity vacation, you think massive villas large enough to house a posse of friends in some exotic tropical location that would the perfect backdrop to a movie or magazine shoot. You’d probably think that these are pretty ridiculously expensive and but as I dug deeper, things like St. Martin, Tuscany, or Phuket […]
We’re all used to using searching for flights in this day and age. You know which cities you’re going from and to and you pick the dates. If you’re lucky, the search engine will let you be flexible on dates by say +/- 3 days. After your results are in you’re able to filter. Now […]
The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on January 7, 2016 by TheHipmunk. One by one, major American airlines have been changing their loyalty program policies from a distance-based system to a price-based system, causing some angst among frequent travelers. After announcements from Delta and United last year, American Airlines was the final hold […]
The post below was originally published on Hipmunk’s Tailwind Blog on January 22, 2016 by TheHipmunk. Forget snakes on a plane. Worry about the germs. Research shows that air travelers are at a higher risk for infection than people going about their daily lives. Just how are illnesses spread on a plane? It comes down to two main […]
I’ve been a long time loyal fan of Hilton hotel properties. As a consultant, I always liked their program the best because they had the broadest range of hotels where I could stay at a Hampton Inn if I had an assignment in a small town to the most luxurious of resorts in the Conrad […]
Europe is one of those dream destinations that everyone has on their mind when they think about travel. When I graduated, the idea of a Eurotrip was the only thing we considered but as you can imagine, we didn’t have a lot of money back then so we had to figure out how to do […]